Good evening everybody on this FREEZING cold night!
It’s been a bit of a hectic last 24 hours or so for Jonny and I as we headed over to Harrogate yesterday for BBEH, (a bridal buying trade event which is held there every March and September). It’s a big event and boutique owners travel from all over the country to see their designers and choose new dresses. Only one of our designers, Intuzuri, was exhibiting this time so it was a great opportunity to catch up with their team (and ogle their beautiful dress collection of course) and also to meet up with some of our fellow boutique buddies who were there to buy their new collections. We’re off to London in May too for the biggest buying event on our Bridal Calendar – the White Gallery! Counting down the days now to see all the fabulous new collections from our designers and making our dress choices for all my future brides-to-be :o)
So far, this year has passed by in a flash, the boutique has been busier than we could ever have hoped for, we’ve taken part in lots of lovely wedding fayres and catwalk shows, we held an accessory event at the boutique, we’ve done shoots galore including a very exciting international one with our good friends at Styal Lodge (blog post and images coming soon!), Jonny did his very first Masterclass in wedding photography with the model wearing our pretty frocks, and SSSSSSSHHHHHHHH we’ve taken on another new designer ;o) All will be revealed very soon and I’ve got lots of lovely blog posts for you to fill you in on what we’ve been up to and to tell you who this mystery new designer is…
Without further ado, here’s some pics taken by Jonny Draper Photography of us at the Quarry Bank Mill Wedding Fayre organised by the super slick Wedding Link. We had our ‘#dreamteam’ in action once again – Gemma Hallowell make-up artist, Paisley Gamble hairstylist from Macleod Bradley; our fab models Ailsa Baker (from Ailsa Baker Dance who always choreographs our girls’ moves on the catwalk), Sarah, Lizzie and our newest lady Nat! Not to mention my sister Lisa and sister-in-law Clare behind the scenes dressing the girls! Oh and I suppose I should mention Jonny for his stunning photos and buying our brekkie and lunch for us ;o)
Here’s Gemma Hallowell beautifying our girls!
On the catwalk… we’re getting to be real pro’s at this now!
And of course, with us being at such a fab venue Jonny‘s mind goes into overdrive and we squeeze in a shoot in and around the Mill! Here’s Sarah in Terry Fox‘s Vintage Lace gown with matching hair flower accessory…
The lovely Lizzie in another fabulous Terry Fox creation ‘Wild Angels’.
And the lovely Ailsa wearing ‘Antonella’ by Intuzuri…
Brilliant! Serious hats off to our girls who looked absolutely amazing, and showed off our dresses so beautifully without showing any hint that they were freezing cold on a bitter, icy, January day!
Lots more blog fun coming soon!
Lots of love,
xxx Emma xxx